"The Blue Flower" is a historical novel centered around the life of Friedrich von Hardenberg, an 18th-century German poet and philosopher, known as Novalis. The story focuses on his philosophical development and his romantic relationship with a 12-year-old girl, Sophie von Kühn. It explores themes of love, philosophy, and the pursuit of knowledge, all set against the backdrop of the late Enlightenment period in Germany.
The 1324th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 3rd on Top 10 British, Irish or Commonwealth Novels from 1980 to 2005 (The Observer)
- 73rd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
- National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
- The Modern Library: The Two Hundred Best Novels in English Since 1950 (The Modern Library (Book))